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Buy Your Buttons Now!

Early Bird Pricing will disappear after December 14!

First Night Monterey admission buttons give you:

  • From 3pm to midnight, 15+ Venues with 60+ Performances
  • Admission to all indoor and outdoor venues
  • Participation at Interactive Art Stations
  • Twilight Procession
  • Countdown-to-Midnight Finale Performance!
  • Nine Hours of fabulous Art, Music, Dance and New Year's fun!

Your purchase enables First Night Monterey to offer the best performances

Children 5 and under are admitted FREE!

Buy Buttons Online

First Night Monterey DOES NOT ship buttons. Online-purchased buttons will be available for pickup at the Will-Call booth on December 31. Bring your receipt showing the confirmation number (printed or on your cell phone) and identification/purchasing credit card. There is a nominal handling fee of $2 per order for online purchases. First Night Monterey Buttons are Non-Refundable – FNM is a Rain or Shine Event. Online sales END December 28; buttons may be purchased after the 28th in stores or at the event.

Adult Button
Adult Button - $25
Early-Bird Price $18
(age 16 and up)

Advance Purchase $22

Buttons NOT shipped - Pick up at Will-Call

Youth Button
Youth Button - $15
Early-Bird Price $10
(ages 6 through 15)

Advance Purchase $12

Buttons NOT shipped - Pick up at Will-Call

Family Pack
Online Special! Family Pack $80 Value
Early-Bird Price $50
Available Online Only
2 Adults and 2 Youth

Advance Purchase thru Dec. 28 - $65

Buttons NOT shipped - Pick up at Will-Call

Help us in our mission to keep the arts in childrens' lives!

Gifts from individuals help First Night Monterey to accomplish its unique work of building community and celebrating diversity through the arts. First Night Monterey is a nonprofit charitable organization 501(c) and your donation amount may be tax deductible.

Pick up your online-purchased buttons at Will Call

Will-Call will be located in the lobby of the Monterey Conference Center (see map/get directions)

December 31st (For all online-purchased buttons):
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Bring identification/credit card used for purchase, and the confirmation number printed on your receipt (you can print the receipt or show it on your cell phone)

Buttons will be for sale at our retail partners beginning in December. Buy Buttons at

All Monterey County Stores
Andronico's Community Market
Pacific Grove
Grove Market
Pacific Grove
Jerome's Carmel Valley Market & Catering
Carmel Valley
Mechanics Bank (formerly Rabobank)
Pacific Grove
7-Eleven Stores
Sand City, Monterey, Del Rey Oaks, Salinas Main St, Marina, Seaside

  On New Years Eve, buy buttons from our FNM sales kiosks after 3pm.

2020 THEME DESIGN "Light Up the Night!"

First Night Monterey staff collaborate with CSUMB Service Learning class for Graphic Design students, engaging the students into a creative competition to design the annual First Night Monterey Poster and Buttons. FNM artists work with the design students from theme concept to design for five weeks in class until selection of the final poster design.

Viridiana Gallardo is the designer of the First Night Monterey 2020 poster and buttons. Born in Mexico City and emigrating to Hollister as a teenager, she completed an AA at Gavilan College and transferred to CSUMB where she has met many people including student mentors who have helped her to realize her goals. Her major in Communication Design with an emphasis in Visual Design is amplified by graphic design work experience with on-campus jobs, and she plans to dedicate herself to her life-long passion for art and design by pursuing the career she loves. Viridiana enjoyed the First Night competition because of the critique and revision process, which helped her to perfect her abilities.
Bobbi Long, Associate Professor of Communication Design at California State University of Monterey Bay (CSUMB), teaches the Publication Design and Service Learning. Her students compete to provide the graphics for the First Night Monterey poster design.

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